08/27/14 12:39pm

Maury Elementary School Playground and field closed for improvements in Alexandria, Virginia

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Reader Sue writes in (after the jump…) with an update on the Maury Elementary Schoolyard Initiative. We covered the schoolyard closing at this link. For more information on the initiative, visit this link.

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08/26/14 5:02pm

We’ve covered how the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which began earlier this summer with ‘Pete’s Challenge‘, has begun making the rounds in Alexandria.

Here, the property management team at the Alric in Potomac Yard takes the challenge and challenges their sister property.

The Alric, a sponsor of this blog (see sidebar at right…), is the first phase of The Exchange at Potomac Yard, a 14-acre development within the existing, 300-acre Potomac Yard community which is now leasing. The Alric will include 323 residences, a mix of one- and two-bedrooms, in two five-story buildings. The complex will also include a roof terrace and lounge, courtyards, private ground-level patios, a pool and outdoor seating areas.

You can see our previous posts on The Alric at this link.

Well done!

Progress on The Alric in Potomac Yards in Alexandria, VA continues
08/26/14 2:31pm
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Parents! If you are the parent of a young child and if you aren’t headed to the beach this weekend for one final blowout before school starts, you might want to check this out.

As part of the Kennedy Center’s 13th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival, Alexandria’s own Arts on the Horizon will be presenting a sneak peek of our new show, Blossom’s Rainbow on the Millennium Stage, Monday, September 1st at 11:00 AM!

Blossom’s Rainbow is a work-in-progress, but they are excited to share this 15-20 minute sneak peek of the show and hear your feedback afterwards. The full production will premiere in Alexandria, Virginia in March 2015.

Blossom’s Rainbow is created, directed and choreographed by Margot Greenlee with music composed and performed by Taiko drummer, Mark H. Rooney.
A painter’s brush sets a young cherry blossom’s world into motion. Infused with whimsical dance, vibrant colors, and dynamic live music, join Blossom on her journey from the red mountains down to the indigo city in this new piece that celebrates Japanese culture.
This gently interactive, creative, nonverbal show is geared towards children ages 2-5.

As with all of the Page-to-Stage events, tickets are free and no advance registration is required! Just show up on September 1st and join Arts on the Horizon for a wonderful family-friendly morning!

(H/T OT Moms)

08/26/14 1:57pm
King Street Trolley

On Monday, September 1, 2014, DASH will be operating on a SUNDAY schedule.

The King Street Trolley operates the following schedule daily, every 15 minutes between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront:

  • Sunday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.
  • Thursday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. midnight
08/26/14 10:59am
DASH bus

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UPDATE: Thank you for the link Greater Greater Washington!

Reader Scott writes in (after the jump…) about the other major bus service improvements that have hit the ground in Alexandria, Virginia besides the new Metroway. You can read our posts on the DASH bus service improvements at this link.

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